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Marquette poll: Walker, Evers in dead heat, Baldwin leads Vukmir in close race

Wisconsin Votes
Posted at 12:30 PM, Aug 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-22 17:16:14-04

One of two results in the Marquette University Law School poll has incumbent Governor Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Tony Evers in a dead heat.

Among likely voters, both Evers and Walker have 46 percent support in the new poll released Wednesday. Among registered voters, Walker has a 46-44 advantage on Evers.

In the U.S. Senate race, incumbent Tammy Baldwin has a two percent advantage on Republican challenger Leah Vukmir, 49 to 47. Among registered voters, Baldwin has a 51-43 advantage.

In other questions the poll tracked:

The three most important issues facing Wisconsin are:
1) Jobs/economy
2) K-12 education
3) Health coverage

Is Wisconsin heading in the right direction?
- 51% yes, 43% no

Gov. Walker's job performance:
- Likely voters: 50% approve, 47% disapprove
- Overall: 48% approve, 45% disapprove

State of Wisconsin public schools compared to a few years ago:
- Better: 15%
- Same: 34%
- Worse: 44%